1970 Quinta do Bragao Colheita

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DRT
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1970 Quinta do Bragao Colheita

Post by DRT » 01:18 Wed 03 Oct 2007

From a bottle served at lunch on 2 Oct 07 at Quinta de Napoles.

This wine was produced by the Grandfather of Alexander Krogoll, one of the dinner guests, in honour of his Great Grandmother who was 100 years old in 1970 and who died at the grand old age of 105.

The wine we consumed was bottled in 1990 in a frosted glass bottle with a pink wax capsule.

This was a very enjoyable glass of port with all the hallmarks of a good Colhieta: rich golden brown colour, caramel and nuts on the nose and a thick mouthfeel. Very little heat, which was unexpected given the extended decanting time of around 15 seconds :smile:

It was a great honour to have the chance to enjoy a wine that is so very personal to the Krogoll family and my thanks go to Alexander and his Mother and Father for allowing me to share it with them.

Score:

Drinking pleasure = 11

Where's it going = 105

So, that's 11:105 on the Uncle Tom scale :smile:

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by RonnieRoots » 10:23 Wed 03 Oct 2007

Very special! :)
Do you have any information on where this quinta is located and to whom they usually supply their grapes? (I'm guessing Niepoort since you met them on Napoles?)

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Post by uncle tom » 11:57 Wed 03 Oct 2007

Drinking pleasure = 11

Where's it going = 105

So, that's 11:105 on the Uncle Tom scale
Hmm..

Looks like you drank the whole bottle and more...

Tom :D
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Post by DRT » 16:06 Wed 03 Oct 2007

Ronnie,

I think the Quinta is near Pinhao and up to a few years ago the grapes went to Niepoort. Alexander has now gone into the Douro red market. I have his email address and will try to get more information shortly.

I have already secured an invitation to visit the Quinta if and when we get ourselves organised for a TPF douro trip :smile:

Derek
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Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Quinta do Bragào Colhieta

Post by JacobH » 17:20 Mon 29 Apr 2013

May I please check the correct spelling of this Quinta’s name? Thanks!
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